The University of Wisconsin, Madison raked in close to $50 million in mandatory student fees in back-to-back fiscal years, according to an in-depth Campus Reform analysis.
Students shelled out $48,304,995.37 in mandatory fees in fiscal year 2017, and are set to pay $50,009,977.94 in fiscal year 2018, a 3.53 percent increase.
Of the roughly $1.5 million that is allocated toward student organizations with a discernible political leaning, Campus Reform found that left-leaning organizations receive 95 percent, compared to just 4.5 percent for right-leaning groups.
This means that each student pays an estimated $7.60 towards leftist causes each fiscal year, and just $0.36 towards conservative groups, with another $3.08 going to diversity-themed organizations.
Conventional wisdom suggests that women usually kill their spouses in self defence or as a final, desperate reaction to chronic battery, the burning-bed syndrome that is sometimes cited as a defence in murder trials. A new Canadian study, however, suggests that barely a quarter of husband-killers are victims of domestic abuse, less than half suffer from any identified psychological problem, and fewer still have had trouble with police.
The majority of the slayings – perpetrated by knife, gun and strangulation — appear generally unheralded, suggests the analysis of 20 years of Quebec homicide files.
“Women rarely gave a warning before killing their mates,” concluded the study, co-authored by Dr. Dominique Bourget, a forensic psychiatrist at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. “In the vast majority of cases of women who killed their mates, there were very few indicators that might have signalled the risk and helped predict the violent, lethal behaviour.”
Women who end their partners’ lives have been an under-examined group, the researchers note, given they represent a minority of the total partner homicides. Almost 80% of the 738 spousal killings in Canada between 2000 and 2009 were committed by men, who the study said are also responsible almost exclusively for bloody massacres where children, as well as the partner, are murdered in one act.
Working in conjunction with the Quebec coroners’ office, the Royal Ottawa researchers pored over the files of the 276 spousal homicides in the province between 1991 and 2010, 42 of which, or 15%, were carried out by the female partner. The information included the coroner’s report, police records and autopsy results and medical charts.
Although 35% of the male victims had a history of at least one act of past violence, the researchers say they found evidence that just 26% of the women had been physically abused by their partners. That differs markedly from the findings of a 1989 American study that indicated almost all women who committed spousal homicides did so in an environment of domestic violence — and a Canadian paper from the same period that attributed the motives for most such killings to self defence, notes the study, just published in the journal Behavioural Sciences and the Law.
To Don Dutton, a UBC psychology professor who has examined domestic violence for decades, the results of the new study are no surprise, despite what he called an erroneous understanding of “intimate-partner” assault that continues to prevail in society.
“We’ve got a stereoptye about domestic violence … that the oppressor or perpetrator is the male and when female violence happens, it’s a reaction against male violence,” he said. “The stereotype is so strong, that when you look at the actual data, you’re shocked.”
Prof. Dutton, author of the book Rethinking Domestic Violence, suggested that such assumptions evolved from the feminist view that family violence was a socio-political act of “patriarchal men suppressing women.” He argues instead that personality disorders in both male and female offenders better explain family violence than do social norms.
Prof. Dutton, not involved in the Quebec research, cited a number of studies in the United States that concluded the most common type of domestic violence was not abuse of women by men, but “bilateral” violence where both spouses hurt each other with similar severity.
The Quebec review also found that just over one in five of the women had documented psychiatric conditions such as major depression or schizophrenia, though a similar number suffered from acute intoxication at the time of the homicide, the research indicates.
Only three of the women were known to have had contact with the police or the justice system previously because of violent behaviour and there was evidence of just two having seen a psychologist or psychiatrist for depression or psychosis.
About 14% of the women tried suicide or succeeded in killing themselves, compared to 45% of the male murders.
About half the female spouses used a knife to do in their partner, 35% committed the deed with a gun, while two women strangled the man and one used a blunt instrument.
A larger percentage of the male killers than women strangled, bludgeoned or beat their spouses to death, as opposed to using a knife or gun.
Is Theranos A Girl-Powered Scam?
Elizabeth Holmes Hints at Sexism in Media Coverage
Meet The Woman Who Fooled Silicon Valley
the founder of a US start-up that promised to revolutionise blood testing has agreed to settle charges that she raised over $700m (£500m) fraudulently.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, a top US financial regulator, saidElizabeth Holmes and Theranos deceived investors about the firm’s technology.
The agency also said the firm had falsely claimed its products had been used by the US army in Afghanistan.
Ms Holmes will lose control of the firm and be fined $500,000.
An SEC official called the fallout an “important lesson for Silicon Valley”.
“Innovators who seek to revolutionise and disrupt an industry must tell investors the truth about what their technology can do today – not just what they hope it might do someday,” said Jina Choi, director of the SEC’s San Francisco regional office.
Theranos was founded in 2003 when Ms Holmes was only 19, and sought to develop an innovative blood testing device.
The firm said its Edison device could test for conditions such as cancer and cholesterol with only a few drops of blood from a finger-prick, rather than taking vials from a vein.
In 2015 Forbes magazine estimated Ms Holmes’ wealth at $4.5bn
However, in the same year reports in the Wall Street Journal suggested the devices were flawed and inaccurate.
By 2016 Forbes had revised its estimates of Ms Holmes’ fortune to “nothing”.
The charges were brought against Theranos and its former president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani as well as Ms Holmes.
The SEC plans to bring a case against Mr Balwani.
The regulator alleged that Theranos, Ms Holmes and Mr Balwani made a series of false and misleading statements in investor presentations, product demonstrations and interviews.
It said: “Theranos, Holmes, and Balwani claimed that Theranos’ products were deployed by the US Department of Defence on the battlefield in Afghanistan and on medevac helicopters and that the company would generate more than $100m in revenue in 2014.
“In truth, Theranos’ technology was never deployed by the US Department of Defence and generated a little more than $100,000 in revenue from operations in 2014…
“In truth, according to the SEC’s complaint, Theranos’ proprietary analyser could complete only a small number of tests, and the company conducted the vast majority of patient tests on modified and industry-standard commercial analysers manufactured by others.”
TORONTO, March 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Jordan Peterson, an authority on the psychology of religion and myth, may love stories, but he’s not so keen on propaganda. And as far as he’s concerned, Disney’s Frozen is propaganda.
“I could barely sit through Frozen,” Peterson told Time magazine. “There was an attempt to craft a moral message and to build the story around that, instead of building the story and letting the moral message emerge.”
“It was the subjugation of art to propaganda, in my estimation.”
Peterson explained that classic fairy tales have an underlying dynamic of archetypes (symbols expressing human psychology), and this aspect was completely missing from Disney’s “modern fable.”
In his bestselling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Peterson praises Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid, for their attention to the “masculine” symbol of consciousness.
Observing what happens to Sleeping Beauty because her parents shelter her too much from “the dangerous and dark side of reality”, Peterson writes that by puberty the girl is still “unconscious.”
“The masculine spirit, her prince, is both a man who could save her, by tearing her from her parents, and her own consciousness, trapped in a dungeon by the machinations of the dark side of femininity.”
The dark side of femininity is represented by the Evil Queen, who turns into the “Dragon of Chaos” itself.
“The symbolic masculine defeats her with truth and faith, and finds the princess, whose eyes he opens with a kiss.”
Peterson concedes that some would object that a woman does not need a man to rescue her, an objection he found in “Disney’s more recent and deeply propagandistic Frozen.” The professor suspects a woman really does need it, however, at very least if she wants or has a child and thus needs masculine aid and support.
That said, Peterson believes the real point of the ancient story of “Sleeping Beauty “is that a woman needs consciousness to be rescued and “consciousness is symbolically masculine and has been since the beginning of time.”
“The Prince could be a lover, but he could also be a woman’s own attentiveness, clarity of vision, and tough-minded independence,” the psychologist writes. “These are masculine traits–in actuality, as well as symbolically, as men are actually less tender-minded and agreeable than women, on average, and less susceptible to anxiety and emotional pain” (page 324).
Peterson goes on in the chapter to describe Disney’s The Little Mermaidapprovingly, for there too both the goodness and darkness of femininity are acknowledged and masculine consciousness wins the day.
In his interview with Time, Peterson explained that the the genre of folk tales to which Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid belong goes back 13,000 years. Far from being propaganda, such “properly balanced” stories provide an equal representation of the negative and positive attributes of a being.
“In the propagandistic story, you don’t see that,” Peterson explained. “You see the darkness all being in one place and the light all being in one place.”
Peterson, whose advice is helping a generation of young men find their way in increasingly anti-male western society, particularly objected to the sudden transformation of “a perfectly good guy” in Frozen into “a villain without any character development.”
In a lecture about the psychological dynamics of Sleeping Beauty, Peterson called Frozen an “appalling piece of rubbish.” He believes that Frozen was written merely to counter the age-old story of the rescuing prince.
“Well, you think, how sexist can you get? Well, seriously, that’s the way that [“Sleeping Beauty”] would be read in the modern world: ‘She doesn’t need a prince to rescue her!’,” he mimicked, throwing his arms about in mockery of this view. “That’s why Disney made Frozen, that absolutely appalling piece of rubbish.”
Peterson argued that it was wrong to read “Sleeping Beauty”–or anything else–as “patriarchal.”
“Really,” he said, “we can do better than that, man.”
Frozen, a hit with little girls throughout the English-speaking world, is believed by some LGBT activists to be “metaphor” for secret homosexuality, and speculation is rife that its heroine will be “outed” as a lesbian in a forthcoming sequel.
A Washington County Circuit Court jury on Friday found Portland activist Micah Rhodes guilty of second-degree sexual abuse of an underage girl.
The jury’s 10-2 verdict came after a 1.5-day trial. Rhodes, once a prominent organizer of Portland’s Resistance, is now 24.
He was 20 at the time he had sex with the girl in January 2014. Her age isn’t listed in court papers, but investigators said she was younger than 18 then and unable to consent because of her age.
Rhodes will be sentenced in May. Oregon sentencing guidelines recommend a prison sentence ranging from about two to two-and-a-half years, said Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver, who tried the case.
He could face as many as five years in prison if the prosecution successfully argues that Rhodes’ felony was particularly egregious. Judge Janelle Wipper also could decide to give him probation.
Rhodes was frequently seen at marches and sitting in on meetings at Portland City Hall. He also was a leader of Portland’s Resistance, a group that formed after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016. He helped organize people during night after night of protests immediately after Trump’s victory.
He was charged in the Washington County in February 2017.
He is scheduled next week to go to trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court in a separate case.
Rhodes faces accusations that he had sexual contact with a 17-year-old boy when Rhodes was 20 or 21 in Gresham and in Troutdale.
Court papers say Rhodes met the boy on a gay dating app and that the boy wasn’t able to consent because of his age.
Rhodes faces four counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of third-degree sexual abuse.
Rhodes was on supervision by the Oregon Youth Authority for sexual abuse and sodomy at the time he was charged for alleged abuse in both counties, authorities say. Juvenile records aren’t public, so details of the earlier case aren’t available.
Rhodes had been required to register as a sex offender at the time he was charged in the Multnomah and Washington county cases.
Two Canadian educational institutions this week faced blowback for campaigns intended to highlight the racial “privilege” of students.
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) put up posters encouraging students to “check their privilege” using a list of privileges such as “Christian,” “White,” “Heterosexual” and “Male.”
Meanwhile, B.C.’s School District 74 put up posters featuring school administration officials highlighting their own encounters with racism and privilege.
In one, district superintendent Teresa Downs stands next to a quote reading, “I have unfairly benefitted from the colour of my skin. White privilege is not acceptable.”
In another, district principal of Aboriginal education Tammy Mountain appears next to the quote, “I have felt racism. Have you?”
In the case of UOIT, the posters appear to have been quickly taken down after attracting online scorn.
“I fit the bill for almost every single category yet the promoters have no idea whether or not I’ve had ‘unearned access to social power’ because of this,” wrote one critic on the Facebook page of UOIT Student Life, the department that created the posters.
Still, administrators defended the posters, saying they were not intended to shame people who fell into one of the indicated privilege categories.
“Becoming aware of privilege should not be seen as a burden or source of guilt, but rather, an opportunity,” read a poster accompanying the checklist.
In B.C., meanwhile, a local CBC report quoted Kansas Field Allen, a parent who had taken to Facebook to complain that by encouraging students to be extra cognizant of racial identity, the School District 74 posters were sowing racial division.
“I’d say 95 per cent of the people are in favour of having the posters taken down, and that’s from all races,” she said.
Online discussions of the posters quickly descended into ugliness. One pro-poster commenter was targeted by private messages reading “it’s hilarious when you talk about white privilege when you walk around with a status card.”
Field Allen, in turn, reported being berated for raising “white racist children.”
The School District 74 posters were based on a City of Saskatoon billboard campaign that had faced similar criticism for allegedly tarring all whites as racists.
One billboard in particular featured a white man alongside the quote: “I have to acknowledge my own privilege and racist attitudes.”
“Some of the chatter on social media presume that the city has scripted this statement and that it is intended to make the assumption that all people are racist — It’s not at all. This was an individual who lives in Saskatoon and has seen the ill effects of racism,” Lynne Lacroix, the city’s director of recreation and community development, told Postmedia in defence of the campaign.
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Deuteronomy 27:21 “Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.”
Buckle up, bigots! The social justice Left has a new crusade: dolphin sex acceptance.
On Friday, HuffPost’s Ashley Feinberg took a stab at normalizing bestiality, posting a glowing interview with a man who considers himself a “heterosexual” who crosses “species lines” and infamously had sex with a dolphin.
That’s right. He screwed a dolphin.
Malcolm Brenner was the feature of a documentary called “Dolphin Lover,” wherein Brenner was “courted” by a dolphin named Dolly he eventually has sex with.
“She would rub her genital slit against me,” he says in the doc. “And if I tried to push her away, she would get very angry with me. One time, when she wanted to masturbate on my foot and I wouldn’t let her, she threw herself on top of me and pushed me down to the 12-foot bottom of the pool.”
Brenner has previously compared the taboo surrounding sex with an animal to interracial sex: “I’m hoping that in a more enlightened future, zoophilia will be no more regarded as controversial or harmful than interracial sex is today,” he said in “Dolphin Lover.”
Feinberg had Brenner watch the award-winning film “The Shape of Water,” which features a woman falling in love with and having relations with a fish-man, and asked him his thoughts.
Overall, the dolphin lover was unimpressed and thought the romance “developed much too quickly.”
“It was a very stereotypical romance,” he explained. “I thought it went more back to ‘Splash’ with Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks, like a female version of ‘Splash.'”
The bizarre interview goes on to frame bestiality as taboo or immoral because of society’s dim view and closed-mindedness. In two separate questions, Feinberg searches for steps toward normalization of bestiality.